Drifting and striding, in Hollywood and elsewhere, with Geoff Nicholson - author of The Lost Art of Walking, and Walking in Ruins withcholson, author of Toff Nidrifting and stomping withcholson, author of The Lost Art of Walking, considers the narrower and wider shores of obsessive pedestrianism.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HANYAUKU, INDEED


The Japanese have a word for it, apparently.  Hanyauku:  the act of walking on tiptoes across warm sand.


The illustration is from Anjana Iyer’s “Found in Translation” series - words that have no direct English equivalent.

Perhaps a Japanese speaker can tell me, do they have a word for walking in pain on really, really hot sand that burns the soles of your feet?

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